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Posted: 06 Dec 06, 21:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Did Queen ever play in or around Rochester NY? If they did, is there any info on the web about it?

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Posted: 06 Dec 06, 21:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hello Penske, try Queenconcerts.com. that site has the date and location of every Queen concert.

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Posted: 07 Dec 06, 01:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

you live in rochester!? so do i! well im guessing you do since you asked about sucha specific place.


i dont believe they have i think the closest they wouldve played wouldve been toronto or NYC (and buffalo)


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Posted: 07 Dec 06, 08:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just checked out queenconcerts.com, and they show Queen playing here (in Rochester where I live) on 8.31.80, but it is listed as the Convention Center-this would seem to be very unlikely. While it is certainly possible they played in Rochester on or about that day, if they did it they had to have been at the War Memorial (now known as the Blue Cross Areana). In 1980, I was 15 years old and that summer Queen were absolutely THE band in America...The Game was huge, AOBTD was on every radio station imaginable. I was a big fan even then, and if I could have gone and didn't...WHAT THE HELL WAS I THINKING BY NOT GOING!


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Posted: 07 Dec 06, 10:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks guys. I never knew they played in Rochester.

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Posted: 07 Dec 06, 10:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey Bob-Plant, I remember that summer too. I'm the same age as you and saw them in Providence. Was that a GREAT time to be a Queen fan or what? They were EVERYWHERE at that point and AOBTD was MASSIVE!!! Like you I'm still a huge fan.

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Posted: 07 Dec 06, 13:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't know about Queen, but I know that Brian was at the HOG, autographing his Guild replicas and taking pictures. As you walk in, half way up the first set of stairs on the right is a big picture of him. I wonder if the Brian May Band played in Roch? BTW any of your Rochestarians make it to the 2005 NYC show, or the 2006 Buffalo show?

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Posted: 07 Dec 06, 14:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

BHM1161 wrote:

I don't know about Queen, but I know that Brian was at the HOG, autographing his Guild replicas and taking pictures. As you walk in, half way up the first set of stairs on the right is a big picture of him. I wonder if the Brian May Band played in Roch? BTW any of your Rochestarians make it to the 2005 NYC show, or the 2006 Buffalo show?


When was Brian at the HOG?

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Posted: 07 Dec 06, 15:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jazz 78 wrote:

Hey Bob-Plant, I remember that summer too. I'm the same age as you and saw them in Providence. Was that a GREAT time to be a Queen fan or what? They were EVERYWHERE at that point and AOBTD was MASSIVE!!! Like you I'm still a huge fan.


That was great summer. I played football and we had an 8 track (yeah, I said it...an 8 track!) hooked up in the locker room and there were 3 tapes that were constantly played, the first Cars album, a Doors best of and The Game! The black guys on our team seemed to prefer it over the Doors and the Cars for some reason!!! Anyone who was a football fan back then may remember that the Detroit Lions adpoted "Another One" as their theme song. Yeah, great days. Hard to believe two years later most of America would turn on Queen (mostly because of the Hot Space album)...


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Posted: 07 Dec 06, 15:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I remember calling the HOG back in 1999 or so to see if they had any Guilds left. They had one left, that was autographed from the time that Brian visited them, so it was before 1999. About 6-8 months ago, I think I saw that guitar on eBay, and they had some kind of documentation verifying that it was Brian's autograph, and that it was signed at the HOG in Roch. NY. I want to say 1994, but I really don't know. I'm not even sure if the photo hanging at the HOG is dated, but if you stop by, one of the guys might know.

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Posted: 07 Dec 06, 19:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i thought he was at HOG when his solo album came out (first one)

haha i just bought a brian album from there.


yeah sorry about before i got overly exccited knowing theres more queen fans near me besides...me lol.

gotta love the autograph wall, i can always frin aerosmiths, but not brians. armond has pics of him and bri...yeah HOG is like my favorite place in earth.


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Posted: 08 Dec 06, 07:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sparrow wrote:

i thought he was at HOG when his solo album came out (first one)

haha i just bought a brian album from there.


yeah sorry about before i got overly exccited knowing theres more queen fans near me besides...me lol.

gotta love the autograph wall, i can always frin aerosmiths, but not brians. armond has pics of him and bri...yeah HOG is like my favorite place in earth.


I think Brian was there in '92. I was working in downtown Rocha-cha, and Brian had been on Howard Stern and later than same week he was in the city-maybe he was on Brother Wease's show?


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Posted: 08 Dec 06, 20:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bob-Plant wrote:

Sparrow wrote:

i thought he was at HOG when his solo album came out (first one)

haha i just bought a brian album from there.


yeah sorry about before i got overly exccited knowing theres more queen fans near me besides...me lol.

gotta love the autograph wall, i can always frin aerosmiths, but not brians. armond has pics of him and bri...yeah HOG is like my favorite place in earth.


I think Brian was there in '92. I was working in downtown Rocha-cha, and Brian had been on Howard Stern and later than same week he was in the city-maybe he was on Brother Wease's show?



that sounds right. i was to little to remember (age of 4ish), which sucks cuz i couldve met him and not remembered >.< haha. i have read/heard about when brian was on howard sterns show. its uhh,.....interesting. but yeah armond has told me about when brian was here. ill have to ask him again about when and why exactly.


the sad thing is at the time i lived right around the corner from HOG. i missed it >.<


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